Old Friend

first_imgRecently I was reading a local paper and the realization of how long my class has been out of school hit me again. Larry Works, a friend of mine from Lawrenceburg High School, had his 55th class reunion picture in the paper. My class will do this in September. Larry and I played baseball and basketball against each other for 4 years, and we have a lot of fun talking about it now. I am sure as we reminisce, both of us become better athletes! Playing a high school sport leaves you with many memories. When you were 18 I can bet that you did not think about your 73rd birthday. Simple math tells you that when you add 55 to 18, you get 73. See? I did learn my math in school. What is nice is that we are still around to enjoy such things as a 55th class reunion. I find it hard to believe that a lot of people never go to their reunions. No high school experience could have been that bad that there isn’t someone you would enjoy seeing as the years go by. After all, in some cases you spent 12 years together. It is amazing that all those clicks that seemed to be so important in high school seldom, if ever, are still there after 50 years. The best looking guys and gals will most likely have aged just like everybody else. I will bet that if you go to your reunion, you will talk to someone you haven’t seen in 20 or more years. Unless one or both of you has spent time in outer space, you will be amazed how much your lives have so many similar parallels.last_img read more

Kindergarten Registration Around The Corner In Batesville

first_imgThe Batesville Primary School will hold its Kindergarten Registration in the school cafeteria and gym area on Thursday, March 6, 2014.Children must be 5 years old on or before August 1, 2014, to enter kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year. If the birthday falls between August 2 and September 1 and would like to be considered for early entrance into kindergarten for the 2013-2014 school year, please contact BPS Principal Heather Haunert at the school office at 934-4509 for further information.To register for Kindergarten, parents should call the school office to schedule a session time. Half hour sessions will be set up between the times 8:15 a.m. to 2:15 pm and 5:00-7:15 pm on March 6.Registration papers will be mailed prior to March 6. Parents must bring their child’s original birth certificate, current immunization records and completed registration papers to registration.Immunizations are available at the Ripley County Health Dept. in Versailles. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 812-698-0506.Also, MMH Wellness Clinic, located at 1051 State Road 229 N. in Batesville, by appointment only. Call 812-934-0699 Tuesdays, 12:30-7:00 and Thursdays, 10:00-12:00 and 1:00-5:00.Please park in the west lot and enter through the gym/cafeteria area.During the 30 minutes, parents will attend an informational session with Mrs. Haunert, BPS principal. Children will participate in screening activities with teachers and staff.In case of snow and school is canceled, kindergarten registration will be held Thursday, March 13 at your scheduled time.last_img read more

Bulldogs Capture RC JV Volleyball Tourney

first_imgBatesville’s Junior Varsity Volleyball team was victorious this past weekend in the Ripley County Tourney.First match against South Ripley: Bulldogs 25-20, 25-16. Megan Butz led all hitters with 7 kills. Sarah Wilson was close behind with 5 kills.The Bulldogs went into the championship game to battle against the Milan Lady Indians. Finals scores were: Bulldogs 25-17,25-9. Strong serving and defense led the Bulldogs to the win. Bea Amberger led the team with 2 solo blocks while Megan Butz had 5 kills.Batesville’s Varsity team plays with an overabundance of errors and drops Ripley County Tourney To south Ripley 25-23, 19-25, 15-5.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jody Thomaslast_img

WRBI Girls Basketball Sectionals Broadcast Schedule

first_imgWRBI Girls Basketball Broadcast Schedule.Tuesday (2-2)Game 1-Sectional 45 @ North Decatur. South Ripley vs. Milan. 6 PMGame 2-Sectional 29 @ Lawrenceburg. Batesville vs. Franklin County. 7 PMWednesday (2-3)Game 1-Sectional 60 @ Jac-Cen-Del. Rising Sun vs. Oldenburg Academy. 6 PMGame 2-Sectional 60 @ Jac-Cen-Del. Southwestern vs. South Decatur. FollowingFriday (2-5)Game 1-Sectional 60 @ Jac-Cen-Del. Jac-Cen-Del vs. TBA. 6 PMor Sectional 29 @ Lawrenceburg.Game 2-Sectional 45 @ North Decatur. North Decatur vs. TBA. FollowingSaturday (2-6)Championship-TBA. 7:30 PM.WRBI will keep you updated with Sectionals 14, 29, 45, and 60.WRBI’s Coverage begins with our Countdown To Tipoff at 5:30. Saturday after 7.last_img

Bulldogs Ripley County Cross County Champs

first_imgCongratulations to both the Boys and the Girls Batesville Cross Country teams as they both were crowned the Ripley County Champions.  The girls won with a score of 24 points to South Ripley’s 46. Jac-Cen-Del had 71 and Milan 87.  On the boys side, the Bulldogs were just two spots away from receiving the perfect score with just 17 points.  Jac-Cen-Del came in 2nd with 47 and South Ripley had 79.Batesville also had the individual County Champion with Ean Loichinger with a personal best time of 16:24.  The Bulldogs had 11 other runners named to the All-County team.  Lily Pinckley, coming in 2nd on the girls side and running a personal best of 20:15, she was followed by Liz Loichinger, 3rd (20:39), Sarah Ripperger followed her with a personal best of 21:44 and placing 5th, closely followed by Trysta Vierling, 6th (21:55) and Katie Olsen, 8th with a personal best of 22:15.  On the boys side, all 7 of the varsity runners were named to the All it was Adam Moster coming in 2nd at 16:56, followed closely by Joshua Myers in 3rd with a personal best of 17:03. Then taking 5th-8th place were Benjamin Moster (personal best of 18:11), Dillon Murray, 18:27, Adam Hollowell(personal best of 18:31) and Nathan Eckstein, 18:49.  Congratulations to everyone for making the All-County team.There were also 7 other Batesville runners that raced through the finish line with a personal best and they were: Alyssa Linville, Nathan Villani (also finishing as the first JV), Daren Smith, Luke Nuhring, Will Nuhring, Kasin Hughes, and Elliott Mertz.  Congratulations to all!The Bulldogs will have a quick turn around as they will compete again Saturday morning at the East Central Invitational. Race time is 9 AM as the gun will go off for the girls. Good luck Bulldogs!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.last_img read more

4-H Projects in a world-wide pandemic

first_imgGreensburg, IN —Fair projects took a whole new avenue this year for the 4-H fair due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Project judging took place in empty buildings without the sounds, smells, and spirit of the Decatur County Fair.  Some participants were able to choose a virtual fair if they were not comfortable coming to the fair due to the pandemic, where they were able to submit photos of their projects to be judged. Projects were to be checked-in to their respective building by Monday or Tuesday, depending on if it was a perishable or non-perishable item. They were then able to find out the results of their hard work on Wednesday afternoon.First-year 4-H member Marvin Mauer, son of Tim and Maria Mauer, stated he enjoyed building his 1/64th  Fertilizer Scene as he does this kind of project for fun all the time at home. Marvin ended up taking away Grand Champion in his category, competing against kids of all ages. Marvin stated that he looks forward to showing Beef Cattle in the Arena in the future as he has beef cattle at home that he tends to with his mom. Marvin also submitted projects in beef, corn, and soybeans.last_img read more

Winter Olympic venues in China

first_imgBeijing: The construction of competition venues and auxiliary projects in Yanqing, one of the three venues for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, will be complete by the end of 2020, local authorities said on Wednesday.Located in the northern suburbs of Beijing, Yanqing with its mountain area will host Alpine skiing, bobsleigh and luge competitions during the Games.At present, the construction of 25 of the 28 projects including Olympic venues and auxiliary facilities is proceeding smoothly, according to Yu Bo, head of Yanqing District of Beijing.The Winter Olympic Village and Mountain News Center are being constructed at a steady pace. (IANS) Also Read: KIYG will produce future Olympic medalists: Lovlina BorgohianAlso Watch: AASU launched Mass Convention at Jubilee Ground in Digboilast_img read more

Cameron and Nathan gracious in defeat

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica, (CMC) – Defeated Cricket West Indies (CWI) president Dave Cameron and his running mate Emmanuel Nathan are hoping that the new hierarchy will build on what has been left behind.Cameron, who served the regional body for 17 years – six of those as president – and Nathan who spent 15 years at the West Indies Cricket Board and CWI, made the call shortly after Ricky Skerritt and Dr Kishore Shallow defeated them 8-4 in Sunday’s elections.In a statement released by CWI, the two thanked those who supported them during their tenure.“We were glad to be able to serve and proud of our achievements. We are happy that we left 123 players under contract. West Indies Cricket now has a home owned by the board at Coolidge Cricket Grounds. The World Championships and bringing back the Wisden Trophy are also other achievements that we are proud of. More than anything else we have a fit youthful team that is prepared to face the world,” the statement read.“Under this team, we made significant strides and you trusted us to safeguard the region’s most valuable asset. The tenure was rewarding and full of challenges and we feel proud we have managed to take the cricket to this level.“We anticipate the sport will move towards its true potential and we ask the new team to build upon the progress and to continue to fight for equity in world cricket,” the statement added.We were always and will remain grateful for your support.last_img read more

Enobakhare Dumps Wolves for Greek’s AEK Athens

first_img“It is a great move and I am happy to be here,” Enobakhare told AEK’s website.“To be honest, I searched the internet, like YouTube, for how the team plays and trains, and I think it will fit my gameplay.” Enobakhare told the club website.“So I’m happy to be here. I don’t want to talk about myself so much, I think the stadium will ‘talk’ about me.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigerian striker Bright Enobakhare has moved to Greek side AEK Athens from English Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers on a free transfer.Enobakhare had been on the books at Molineux for six years, but much of his playing time had been on loan at Kilmarnock, Coventry City and Wigan. He agreed left last month that his time in the West Midlands was over.Over the weekend, the Greek giants announced they had signed him.last_img read more

NBA Draft promises new home for Carter-Williams, end of complicated journey

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on June 27, 2013 at 9:59 am Contact Jesse: jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jesse While Michael Carter-Williams makes the biggest transition of his life, so does his family.When Carter-Williams was in San Jose, Calif., leading Syracuse past California and into the Sweet 16 their Hamilton, Mass., house was in flames.He had scored 12 points with his mother, Mandy Zegarowski in the crowd. But afterward, they were left without a home.Now, Carter-Williams’ ascension to an NBA prospect is about more than just basketball.“I think it has pushed him to work harder,” Zegarowski said. “The fire has brought our family closer together. With Michael in such a big transition in his life, it has been hectic with the rest of us also in transition as far as our living situation.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“At the same time, he gives us all something positive to focus on.”Still, Carter-Williams hears criticism from all corners of the basketball world. His 6-foot-6 frame is big for a point guard, and excites but many think he doesn’t have the necessary skill to excel at the pro level. Leaning on his family’s strength and support, he’ll soon learn if his rare attributes are worthy of a lottery pick Thursday.Carter-Williams said that he wants to buy his mother the home she wants, Zegarowksi said. While nothing could repair the personal damages the family suffered in March, getting drafted will help him do that. It is nearly certain that he’ll be selected, but where he will go is still very much up in the air.Jonathan Givony of Draftexpress.com sees many limitations in Carter-Williams’ game. Givony doesn’t see him as a proven defender or effective scorer, and thinks his lack of strength hinders his supposed size advantage.“At Syracuse he played in the 2-3 zone so we haven’t even seen him play man-to-man defense which he will have to at the pro level,” Givony said. “And offensively, any team that needs a guard to score can’t take him, and that’s most teams.”But Carter-Williams’ length and athleticism draw a range of professional comparisons, and opportunities.Mike Hart, his high school coach at St. Andrew’s in Barrington, R.I., said he immediately reminded him of Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Shaun Livingston. Hart coached Livingston at Adidas’ BABC camp and, to this day, thinks the two are a lot alike.“It’s what I thought of him the second he walked into the gym as a sophomore,” Hart said.Aran Smith of NBADraft.net sees something different. Smith thinks his offensive game is far from complete, but his athleticism is reminiscent of former Memphis star guard-forward Chris Douglas-Roberts.“He’s pretty unique with his strengths being passing and great athleticism,” Smith said.Livingston hasn’t lived up to his potential as the fourth overall pick in the 2004 draft; his career has been hampered by recurring knee injuries. Douglas-Roberts averaged just 2.8 points in 10.5 minutes per game this year before being waived by the Mavericks on Jan. 6.Carter-Williams would do well to exceed his comparisons.“Moving forward, Michael will have to keep getting stronger and work on his jump shot,” Hart said.Carter-Williams was invited to the green room Thursday night, a place usually reserved for a lottery pick. Additionally, each scout has told him that he will be selected in the top 14, Zegarowksi said.Smith said he could see Detroit selecting Carter-Williams with the eighth overall pick. If that doesn’t happen, he thinks there won’t be a team in need of a point guard until the back end of the lottery, or right outside of it.“I know there are a lot of scouts that really like him for his athleticism and his ability to pass inside and everything,” Smith said. “But in the NBA, if you can’t hit a mid-range shot, people can back off of you.“He really needs to put a lot of work in to keep defenders honest and make them pay when they sag off him.”Carter-Williams has been away from home for the last three weeks showcasing his talents for scouts, coaches, and general managers. In that time he has worked out for the Phoenix Suns, New Orleans Pelicans, Oklahoma City Thunder, Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers, Pistons, and Mavericks.Once drafted, the criticism will subside and Carter-Williams will return home — to a new home, for his mother.“Michael understands that criticism and speculation comes with the job. It has always motivated him to work hard,” Zegarowksi said. “He has grown up fast with everything going on.” Commentscenter_img Related Stories Southerland’s draft stock benefits from modern NBA’s need for floor spacersTriche’s future remains uncertain with Draft nearinglast_img read more